Simply Red: Hammersmith Odeon
Barney Hoskyns, NME, 1984
IT HAS to be said that this plumpish, carrot-mopped bloke stomping around like a kid in a playpen hardly looks the part of STAR. And yet STAR he is – Gods chosen vehicle for the soul-i-fication of the masses, no less. "The most reviled man in Manchester," carp Swing Out Sister, but Ill bet there were more people at the Apollo this week than at the Hacienda.
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